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June 22, 2012

Flicks: Juan Of The Dead (2011)


First, there was the classic Shaun Of The Dead (2004) and now... Juan Of The Dead (2012)!

All red-blooded hum-mons enjoy the Zombie Apocalypse. It's a theoretical time of great clarity for the troubled, confused hu-mon brain. While the survival-horror has unintentionally produced some excellent parodies in it's wake, few measure up to Juan Of The Dead (2012) a Spanish made independent movie filmed in Havana, Cuba. This out-standing picture was directed by Argentinian Alejandro Brugués and is as good if not better than Shaun Of The Dead (2004).

This blackly comic indie satire comments on the past 50 years of Cuban and American history while throwing in hordes of zombies and one disenchanted and oddly unkillable hero, Juan. Brugués delivered this Spanish language production for just $3 million (most movies are made for $20 million) - just enough for some incredible art direction by native Cuban Derubín Jácome and cinematography by Carles Gusi.

References:
Official Site, Juan Of The Dead
IMDB, Juan Of The Dead (2011)
Den Of Geeks, Juan Of The Dead Review



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